In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders including Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar and Nayeem Ahmed Khan have demanded of the UN to fulfill its obligations regarding settlement of the Kashmir dispute under its resolutions including the one passed on January 05, 1949.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the leaders made the demand on the eve of the adoption of January 5, 1949, UN resolution that guaranteed the Kashmiris’ Right to Self-Determination.
Senior APHC leader, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, in a statement in Srinagar said, January 05, 1949 resolution is a clear proof that Kashmir is not India’s internal matter or integral part but internationally-recognized disputed territory. He deplored that despite the passing of over seven decades, the promise made with the Kashmiris remained unfulfilled. “Many nations of the world were liberated and referendums under UN supervision were held in many places which include Kosovo, East Timor and Southern Sudan but the unfortunate people of Kashmir were forgotten again and again which shows the duplicity, hypocrisy and double standard of the international community,” he said.
Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar said that big powers who claim to believe in supremacy of human rights and human dignity preferred commercial and material benefits and ignored humanity in Kashmir. He said hypocrisy of the world and Indian expansionist designs have caused unimaginable destruction in Kashmir and have made peace in South Asia hostage. He called upon the UN to implement its January 05 resolution and restore its damaged reputation.
Illegally detained senior APHC leader, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, in a message from New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail urged the UN to make serious efforts to implement its January 5, 1949 resolution on Kashmir. He said India’s denial to implement the historic resolution has pushed the region into a quagmire of uncertainty.
The APHC leader pointed out that India’s intransigence and policy of deceit and deception have been a stumbling block in the way of peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute that hangs over for the last more than seven decades. He said, it is high time that the UN Security Council must take effective cognizance of India’s dilly-dallying tactics and impress upon it to ensure early implementation of the January 5, 1949 resolution that provides a comprehensive road-map to resolve the Kashmir dispute peacefully.
APHC leader, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, in a statement in Srinagar said that the UN should play its due role in liberating the Kashmiris from Indian illegal occupation and oppression by implementing the resolution passed by it on January 5, 1949. He maintained that India’s actions of illegitimate military occupation of Jammu and Kashmir, unlawfully declaring the disputed state as its part, changing the demography of the territory and meting out the inhuman treatment to those demanding their right to self-determination have made the situation of entire South Asia explosive.
Yousuf Naqash criticized the biased attitude of the UN Security Council towards the oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir and peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute. He said that despite of all out deceitfulness of India and the lack of interest by the UN, the people of Jammu and Kashmir are not ready to compromise their right to self-determination and are determined to take their just struggle to its logical conclusion.
Another incarcerated APHC leader, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, in his message sent from an Indian jail maintained that Kashmiri people will not rest till they are given their right to self-determination promised to them by the UN through its several resolutions. He said India must know that despite using all cruel tactics it will not succeed to subdue the Kashmiris’ resolve for freedom and they will continue their struggle till complete success.
The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League and Jammu and Kashmir Pir Panjal Freedom Movement in their statements said the UN’s failure to implement its resolutions on Kashmir has resulted in the continued sufferings of the Kashmiri people. They said the miseries of the people of IIOJK increased manifold since the abrogation of the special status of the territory by Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government on August 05, 2019. They said that the Modi regime was hell bent upon altering the demographic composition of IIOJK to turn its Muslim majority into a minority.
Jammu and Kashmir People’s League in a statement denounced the continued Indian state terrorism and persecution of the subjugated people of the occupied region. The JKPL appealed to the natives and sons of the soil to organise protest programs and marches everywhere to make the free world realise the unending pain and pathos of their brethren in Indian bondage.
Meanwhile, APHC-AJK leaders including Convener, Mahmood Ahmad Saghar, Sheikh Abdul Mateen, Imtiyaz Wani, Muhammad Sultan Butt, Zahid Ashraf, Mushtaq Hussain Gilani and Mushtaq Ahmad Butt, in their statements in Islamabad said the Kashmiris have rendered unprecedented sacrifices in their struggle for securing their right to self-determination. They said peace will continue to elude the region till the Kashmir dispute was resolved according to UN resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people. They urged the UN to fulfill its responsibilities towards the Kashmiris for restoring its own credibility.
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